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WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS To Film New Video In May

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Ear One Productions and Lounge SevenZeroEight Photography are casting for the second video from WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS new album Drifting Toward The Edge of the Earth.

This May, American psychedelic doom masters, WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS, will be teaming up with videographer Charlie Winthal once again to begin shooting the newest video for their double album masterpiece, Drifting Toward The Edge of the Earth, released in October via Ear One Productions. Following the underground success of their first video for “Sleeps in Burning Hills” [viewable HERE], also directed by Winthal, the band is gearing up to make the follow-up a true visual spectacle, for the track, “The Woods Are Full Of Killers.”

Over the years, WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS guitarist/vocalist Aaron Lewis has made a name for himself as a much sought after photographer through his Lounge SevenZeroEight Photography, his works having been featured in galleries, numerous magazines as well as graced many albums’ artwork and covers. Ear One is fully behind this video again leaving full creative control to the co-directors. Singer/guitarist Aaron Lewis states; “The video idea coincides with a photo shoot I plan to do. It will be dark, and terrifying”.  Shooting begins in mid May. There will be a live video release along with a gallery showing of three epic photographic journeys shot by Lounge SevenZeroEight to be announced shortly.

Lounge SevenZeroEight Photography is seeking four female models to appear in the video and the accompanying photo shoot. The video is a horror themed jaunt, and there is some nudity. The video shoot is being scheduled for mid May, at a location in Connecticut. Interested parties contact: LoungeSevenZeroEight@gmail.com. Please include a full body shot of yourself and any links to any modeling websites you have been featured on. Title the email “708 Video Shoot”

WHEN THE DEADBOLT BREAKS’ nearly two-hour-long 2xCD Drifting Towards The Edge Of The Earth takes the listener on an extensive, engulfing voyage through the cosmos and annals of sludge/doom; devastating amplification boasts everything the talented members can create; mournful segues, booming classic rock ballad riffs, mystical and melodic interludes and straightforward, thunderous riffage coalesce into an exceptionally diverse album fans of Sleep, YOB, Ufomammut, Samothrace, Ramesses, frontman Aaron Lewis’ previous act, Cable, should not miss.

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Harley’s War Continues… New York Hardcore Legend HARLEY FLANAGAN Recording New LP For Southern Lord

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

New York Hardcore icon, HARLEY FLANAGAN, is currently in the process of recording his newest LP, to be released on Southern Lord later this year.

With his musical roots tracing back to the beginning of the 1980s, FLANAGAN was involved in NYC punk act, The Stimulators, before even hitting his teens. In the mid-‘80s he founded the legendary hardcore/crossover act, The Cro-Mags, directly after which the band releasing their seminal Age Of Quarrel LP. At the beginning of the millennium, the artist formed his own HARLEY’S WAR and released their debut album, Cro-Mag, in 2002. FLANAGAN and several other players recently started laying down the basic tracks for the impending yet-to-be-named album, which will close the extensive twelve-year gap since the band’s initial works were released, and will undoubtedly be one of the premiere hardcore/punk releases of the year.

Issued FLANAGAN on signing with Southern Lord and the ongoing recording process of the new material, “I think that this is some of the hardest stuff I have written in a long time. God knows there has been a lot of inspiration over the last few years.” Southern Lord owner Greg Anderson this week stated on the upcoming release, “The demos we have heard thus far are incredible!  We’re really looking forward to hearing this when it’s completed.”

FLANAGAN is a black belt under Renzo Gracie and teaches at the Renzo Gracie academy in NYC, as well as having a book and several other projects in the works.

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EYEHATEGOD’s Self-Titled New Full-Length Available For iTunes Preorder; Includes Immediate Download Of New Single, “Worthless Rescue” + Four-Day West Coast Tour To Commence Today

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Eyehategod, the long-awaited self-titled full-length from New Orleans’ legendary volume assassins, is now available for preorder in North America via iTunes. Sixth track, “Worthless Rescue,” will be available for download immediately, with the rest of the album delivered digitally on May 27th.

Preorder yours now at THIS LOCATION.

The dates for the band’s late May/June headlining run with metallic hardcore behemoths, Ringworm, and morose punk metal perpetrators, Enabler, are all confirmed, with today marking the kickoff of a four-day live incursion on the West Coast followed by an appearance at Three Floyds Beer’s annual Dark Lord Day Festival and a special performance in Baltimore, Maryland with High On Fire and Corrosion Of Conformity. A full list of dates can be viewed below.

EYEHATEGOD’s forthcoming long player was assembled and financed entirely by the band along with US label partners, Housecore Records. Already dubbed, “the record that EHG fans have been waiting for; a stomping and venomous set of eleven tracks that reignite the band’s amazing propensity for down-trodden, electric blues and with their late drummer LaCaze behind the kit,” by Vice Magazine mega music portal, Noisey, Eyehategod features vocals recorded and produced by Housecore president Philip H. Anselmo at his own Nodferatu’s Lair and serves as the band’s first proper release in over a decade. The domestic version will come in a CD digipack, while the LP will be housed in a gatefold jacket. The first pressing will be limited to 1600 copies and made available in the following color variations: black (600 copies), purple (300 copies), clear (400 copies), purple and grey (300 copies).

EYEHATEGOD Live Assaults 2014:
4/22/2014 Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
4/23/2014 Midtown Barfly – Sacramento, CA
4/24/2014 Branx – Portland, OR
4/25/2014 Rock Shop – San Jose, CA
4/26/2014 Dark Lord Day Festival – Munster, IN
4/27/2014 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ High On Fire, Corrosion Of Conformity
w/ Ringworm, Enabler:
5/28/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/29/2014 Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC
5/30/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte NC
5/31/2014 611 – Frederick, MD
6/01/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
6/02/2014 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
6/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
6/04/2014 American Legion Post 80 – Binghamton, NY
6/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
6/06/2014 Even Flow – Long Island, NY
6/07/2014 Europa – Brooklyn, NY
6/08/2014 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA
6/09/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
6/10/2014 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
6/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/12/2014 Birdy’s – Indianapolis, IN
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
6/15/2014 Bottom End Bar – Appleton, WI
6/16/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
6/17/2014 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY
6/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
6/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
6/20/2014 Southport – New Orleans, LA
6/21/2014 Dollhouse – Savannah, GA
6/22/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
6/23/2014 Looseys – Gainesville, FL
6/24/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
6/25/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL

Eyehategod preorder packages including various CD, LP and T-shirt bundles are currently available via Housecore Records at THIS LOCATION. And if you missed it, soil yourself to a stream of “Robitussin And Rejection” HERE as well as “Agitation! Propaganda” HERE.



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EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

ENABLER Unloads New Track At Lambgoat; US Tour With Eyehategod & Ringworm Confirmed - From amidst their currently ongoing North American tour out to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival — set to perform tomorrow, Thursday, April 17th alongside labelmates, Cop Problem — and beyond, ENABLER has been confirmed as opening support for Eyehategod and Ringworm on a bruising, month-long US tour from the end of May through late June. [More…]

T.O.M.B.: Crucial Blast Deploys Pennhurst / Xesse This Week; Cvlt Nation Streaming Entire Album – This week, Crucial Blast Records will deploy the Pennhurst / Xesse CD, encapsulating two entire obscure recordings from black/occult/industrial collective, Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy, a.k.a. T.O.M.B. [More…]

THE LION’S DAUGHTER To Release Split Seven-Inch With Nights Like These; All Proceeds To Benefit Stray Dogs And Cats + Special Release Shows Announced – St. Louis misery-makers, THE LION’S DAUGHTER, along with Memphis metallic hardcore unit, Nights Like These, recently united for the release of a split seven-inch to benefit dog and cat rescue organizations established to save stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes. [More…]

VOICE OF REASON: Discography From Influential Connecticut Hardcore Band Locked For Release – Ear One Productions confirms the upcoming release of Looking Back To The Way Things Were: Voice Of Reason 1995 – 2001, the entire discography from influential turn-of-the-century hardcore act, VOICE OF REASON, clocking in with seventy-two minutes of positive, West Coast-influenced youth crew songs, including demos, compilation and unreleased tracks, and their full-length album. [More…]

MARK DEUTROM: Vinyl Edition of Brief Sensuality And Western Violence Now Available – On the tail of its initial digital materialization at the end of last Summer, the deluxe vinyl edition of MARK DEUTROM’s third solo album, Brief Sensuality And Western Violence, is now on the verge of release. [More…]

KING DEAD: New Track From Psychedelic/Stoner Trio Now Playing At Echoesanddust.com – Today, Echoesanddust.com delivers another helping of glassy-eyed goodness from Pennsylvania (six and four-string) bass and drum instrumentalists, KING DEAD, with a premiere of “Drowning In Dust,” the fourth track from their self-titled debut offering. [More…]

HALSHUG: Danish Raw Punk Act Signs With Southern Lord For Release Of Debut LP; European Tour Begins - Southern Lord has sanctioned the label’s latest signing in the form of Danish raw punk/hardcore trio, HALSHUG. [More…]

PRIZEHOG: Portland Celestial Space Sludge Outfit Announces Five-Week US Tour – Still riding a fresh wave of killer reactions to their walloping third LP, Re-Unvent the Whool, Portland, Oregon-based, PRIZEHOG, has announced the routing for their upcoming Spring US tour. [More…]

ABRE OJOS: New Soundscape From One-Man Exploratory Audiovisual Project Now Playing At Heathen Harvest – Today, underground music gateway, Heathen Harvest, offers up a special premiere of “Fractured Signals” from ABRE OJOS. [More…]

GREY SKIES FALLEN: NYC Ominous Metal Quintet Premieres New Track With Sea Of Tranquility – New York City-area’s ominous black/death/doom quintet, GREY SKIES FALLEN, will open the gateways to their most epic and expansive album in their seventeen-year history on April 29th, 2014, with the release of The Many Sides Of Truth, and today, another single from the record has been set loose. [More…]

BATTLECROSS: American Thrash Titans Confirm South American Tour Dates With Killswitch Engage – American thrash titans, BATTLECROSS, are pleased to confirm three tour dates this August in Brazil with Killswitch Engage and Memphis May Fire. [More…]

SKINFATHER: Entire Debut LP From California Death Mob Playing At Revolver – As Southern California death quintet, SKINFATHER, is readying for the release of their debut LP, None Will Mourn, to see release in one week via Streetcleaner Records, today the entire record is now playing via Revolver Magazine’s website. [More…]

MOUNT SALEM: Chicago Psychedelic Doom Conjurors Announce Headlining Tour – Chicago psychedelic doom rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! [More…]

SERPENTINE PATH Debuts First Single From Sophomore Relapse LP – Relapse Records has just released the first single to be released from the second LP from NYC morbid sludge metal kingpins, SERPENTINE PATH. [More…]

INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Technical Death Metal Faction To Unleash Second LP Via Unique Leader; Album Teaser Posted – California technical death metal faction, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, who feature within their ranks members of Brain Drill and Son Of Aurelius, will unleash their sophomore effort, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement, this Summer via extreme metal merchants, Unique Leader Records. [More…]

TORCH RUNNER Drops Track From Impending Southern Lord Release At Toxicbreed’s Funhouse – Following their recent signing to Southern Lord, North Carolina-based TORCH RUNNER has released a track from Committed To The Ground. [More…]

THEOLOGIAN: Crucial Blast To Release Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of Some Things Have To Be Endured – Following its initial CD and digital release in October, THEOLOGIAN’s latest full-length, Some Things Have To Be Endured, will receive a deluxe vinyl release from Crucial Blast on July 22nd, 2014. [More…]

JEREMY IRONS & THE RATGANG MALIBUS: Swedish Psychedelic Space Rock Brigade Premiere New Track Via HeavyPlanetJEREMY IRON & THE RATGANG MALIBUS, in cooperation with the amplifier worshippers at HeavyPlanet, are pleased to unveil “Wind Seized,” from their forthcoming Spirit Knife full-length. [More…]

FINAL CONFLICT: Ashes To Ashes Reissue Streaming In Its Entirety; Band To Conquer Brainsqueeze This Weekend – In celebration of its unveiling this week, the face-beaters at Tankcrimes bring you a stream of FINAL CONFLICT’s renowned Ashes To Ashes full-length in its entirety. [More…]

BLACK COBRA Confirms May West Coast Tour With The Cutthroats 9 And Årabrot – The decimating metal/sludge duo that is BLACK COBRA has crawled out of the shadows with their first shows since two one-off cross-continental gigs in January, proclaiming an upcoming May decimation of the West Coast! [More…]

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A STORM OF LIGHT – ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – BATTLECROSS – BEHEMOTH – BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME –  BL’AST –  BLACK COBRA – BLACK TAR PROPHET – THE BODY – BONE SICKNESS – BRUTAL TRUTH – BUIOINGOLA – CALL OF THE VOID – CENTURIES – COFFINS – COP PROBLEM – CORRECTIONS HOUSE – CRIPPLE BASTARDS – DARK BUDDHA RISING – DARSOMBRA – DIE CHOKING – DON JAMIESON – DREAD SOVEREIGN – THE DRIP – ENABLER – EYEHATEGOD – FUCKED UP – FUCKING INVINCIBLE – FULL OF HELL – GHOUL – GOATWHORE – GODHUNTER – GOZU – GRAVES AT SEA – GREY SKIES FALLEN – HALSHUG –  HOD – HULL – ILSA –  INTER ARMA – IRON REAGAN – JEREMY IRONS & THE RATGANG MALIBUS – KING DEAD –KRISTIAN HARTING – THE LION’S DAUGHTER –  MEGATON LEVIATHAN – MOUNT SALEM –  NAILS – NEUROSIS – PRIMITIVE MAN – PRIZEHOG –  RIVERS OF NIHIL – SAINT VITUS – SAMOTHRACE – SASQUATCH – SECRETS OF THE SKY – SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP – SKINFATHER – THE SOCKS – THEOLOGIAN –  THOU – TRIOSCAPES – ULCERATE –  WHITE WIDOWS PACT – WHITECHAPEL – YAUTJA

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THEOLOGIAN: Crucial Blast To Release Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of Some Things Have To Be Endured

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Following its initial CD and digital release in October, THEOLOGIAN’s latest full-length, Some Things Have To Be Endured, will receive a deluxe vinyl release from Crucial Blast on July 22nd, 2014. This new LP edition of the album will come in gatefold packaging and feature completely different artwork from the CD version previously released by Crucial Blast, using the evocative and disturbing images of NY photographer Gretchen Heinel. The vinyl will be pressed on blood-red wax in an edition of five hundred copies, and will include a digital download of the album.

Magick. Motherhood. Pain. Suffering.
Blood. Tension. Nausea. Desire.
Obsession. Addiction. Loathing. Violence.
The loss of hope. Unfulfilled dreams. Unhealed wounds.
SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE ENDURED.

The latest offering from NY synth-death master THEOLOGIAN (aka Leech, also the mastermind behind the renowned power electronics/death industrial outfit Navicon Torture Technologies), Some Things Have To Be Endured features eight new tracks of punishing black industrial, apocalyptic darkwave frequencies, and nerve-rending electronic deathscapes. Endured… is a collection of collaborations between Theologian and a lineup of female vocalists/artists from both within the industrial / noise / dark ambient / coldwave realm and beyond, with contributions from Rachael Kozak (Hecate), Kristen MacArthur (Sewer Goddess), Rachel Maloney (Tonikom), Nikki Telladictorian (Prometheus Burning), Patricia Benitez (Fetish Drone), Gillian Leigh Bowling (Teloahqaal), Christiana Key (Delphic Oracle), Joan Hacker (Factoria), Shari Vari (Void Vision), and professional opera singer Melissa C. Kelly. The tracks shift from grinding industrial dread to ethereal coldwave beauty, blasts of rumbling blackened synthcrush met with washes of haunting electronic melody, while always remaining rooted in Theologian’s bleak, jet-black death industrial. Co-produced with Derek Rush/Dream Into Dust and mastered by James Plotkin, Some Things Have To Be Endured contains some of the most moving and dramatic music to emerge from THEOLOGIAN’s black sonic abyss to date.

[Some Things Have To Be Endured LP cover]

[Some Things Have To Be Endured CD cover]

Some Things Have To Be Endured Track Listing:
1. Black Cavern Myopia
2. The Conjoined Deviant Procession
3. Writhing Corpus Landscape
4. Gore-Stained Ramparts
5. Like Love, Only Real
6. Grand Guignol
7. Ectothermism
8. Welcome To The Golden Age Of Beggars

Leech will unleash THEOLOGIAN live once again over the coming weeks, with several new gigs confirmed around the country. A Brooklyn show with Queen Elephantine and Prana-Bindu has been slated for this week, on Sunday, April 20th. On May 3rd he’ll perform in Baltimore alongside Worms Of The Earth and Crucial Blast kin, T.O.M.B., and then on the 5th attack Brooklyn once again on a massive bill also including Gnaw and Whitehorse. Then on May 24th, THEOLOGIAN will traverse the country to invade Portland, performing that evening with Eight Bells, LKN and Eye Of Nix.

THEOLOGIAN Live:
4/20/2014 Don Pedro – Brooklyn, NY w/ Queen Elephantine, Prana-Bindu [info]
5/03/2014 Club Orpheus - Baltimore, MD w/ T.O.MB., Worms Of The Earth [info]
5/08/2014 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Gnaw, Whitehorse [info]
5/24/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR w/ Eight Bells, LKN, Eye Of Nix [info]

Stream Some Things Have To Be Endured at the Crucial Blast Bandcamp HERE.

“Leech has crafted a monstrous, ghastly album of lurching rhythms and totally downer melodies – think the Cure’s Pornography remixed by Vatican Shadow.” – Aquarius Records

“Wer sich als Verbündeter von Navicon Torture Technologies sieht und mit atmosphärischen wie auch rhythmischen Klangwelten konfrontiert werden möchte, der muss in diesem Fall unbedingt zuschlagen. 10/10” – Necroweb

“Not for the faint of heart or expectant mothers, Some Things Have To Be Endured is just what it’s title suggests, an exercise in endurance. It will however reward that endurance and repeated plays with an increasingly fantastic record that must have been hell to conceive, and just as difficult to physically create. But what a creation, one of stunning malevolence and bitter beauty.” – The Sludgelord

“The lo-fi, static-filled production transforms here from a black-metal requirement for authenticity to an instrument in its own right that gives the album its unique, dark sound that is somehow still akin to metal in its abrasive heaviness.” – Metal Reviews

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TORCH RUNNER Drops Track From Impending Southern Lord Release At Toxicbreed’s Funhouse

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Following their recent signing to Southern Lord, North Carolina-based TORCH RUNNER has released a track from Committed To The Ground.

TORCH RUNNER’s debut album, previously only available in a limited vinyl run, Committed To The Ground will now be made officially available worldwide on CD and digital formats via Southern Lord as a precursory title preceding the band’s recently-completed new LP, which is coming together to be released later this year. Committed To The Ground drops twelve tracks under twenty-three minutes, viciously bringing forth a volatile, pissed-off brew of metallic, downbeat punk/hardcore/grind for fiends that are into filth like old Napalm, Death Dead In The Dirt, Weekend Nachos, and Nails, and is set for North American release on May 13th.

A warning shot from Committed To The Ground, the album’s third track, “Feeding,” has been fired into the public today via Toxicbreed’s Funhouse. Listen now RIGHT HERE.

Additional info on TORCH RUNNER’s new LP will be released following the release of Committed To The Ground. Stand by for incoming tour transmissions as well.

Committed To The Ground Track Listing:
1. Current
2. Incendiary
3. Feeding
4. Canon Cast
5. Clocked In
6. Committed to the Ground
7. Rede
8. Harrow
9. The Holy Are The Broken
10. Tolled
11. Pulpit Plague
12. Vestige

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ENABLER Unloads New Track At Lambgoat; US Tour With Eyehategod & Ringworm Confirmed

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

From amidst their currently ongoing North American tour out to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival — set to perform tomorrow, Thursday, April 17th alongside labelmates, Cop Problem — and beyond, ENABLER has been confirmed as opening support for Eyehategod and Ringworm on a bruising, month-long US tour from the end of May through late June. The trek begins just one day after both ENABLER and Eyehategod release their brand new LPs and three days after ENABLER marks their debut performance at Maryland Deathfest.

ENABLER has also just been confirmed to take part in The Fest 13 gathering in Gainesville, Florida, running from October 31st through November 2nd and including Hot Water Music, Touché Amoré, Masked Intruder and dozens of other acts. This is just one of many new tour actions to be announced as the band will be on the road virtually nonstop all year in support of their impending second LP, La Fin Absolue Du Monde.

A thirty-six minute battering of ENABLER’s most diverse and calculated material to date, La Fin Absolue Du Monde was tracked with Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings (Expire, Northless) and mixed by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at Austin Enterprises. Lambgoat has premiered a brand new track from the LP, in the form of its second track, “New Life.” Unloading an immense lyrical sense of dread, loss and confusion, yet bursting with a rush of driving energy, while ENABLER’s ability to pack hooks catchier than The Black Plague into each track holds true straight to the bitter end.

Stream “New Life” via Lambgoat now at THIS LOCATION.

Also hear the previously released “Prey” at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.

La Fin Absolue Du Monde will see release via The Compound and Creator-Destructor Records on May 27th. Currently in manufacturing at the mighty Pirates Press, the vinyl version will come in two schemes; the Creator-Destructor version in a half-and-half Grey/”Halloween Orange” pattern, and The Compound version on grey wax with heavy Black/White/”Orange Crush” splatter, each in runs of 250 copies in a wide-spine, uncoated jacket with a digital download code included. The CD will be housed with a high-quality, six-panel digipak. Preorders are available via The Compound HERE, via Creator-Destructor HERE, and digital preorders are live HERE.

ENABLER Tour Actions:
4/09/2014 Quarters – Milwaukee, WI
4/10/2014 Dragonfly Lounge – Madison, WI
4/11/2014 Error Records – Champagne, IL @ Skeletal Lightning Fest II
4/12/2014 Bier Stube – Moline, IL w/ Northless
4/13/2014 The Demo – St. Louis, MO
4/14/2014 The Donut Shop – Covington, KY
4/15/2014 Live at the Alamo – Erie, PA
4/16/2014 Badlands – Syracuse, NY
4/17/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest w/ Cop Problem
4/18/2014 The Worthen – Lowell, MA w/ Cop Problem
4/19/2014 Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cop Problem, Go Deep, Agitator
4/20/2014 Backroom Studios – Rockaway, NJ w/ Cop Problem
4/21/2014 Black Box – Philadelphia, PA w/ Cop Problem, Outer Heaven, Occult 45, Population Zero
4/22/2014 The Hook Up – Virginia Beach, VA
4/23/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
4/24/2014 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Die Choking, Black Mask, Meth Quarry, Rabid Pigs
4/25/2014 Carabar – Columbus, OH @ Forward Ohio Fest
4/26/2014 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH
4/27/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Iron Reagan, Occultist
5/15/2014 Coach and Horses – Windsor, ON
5/16/2014 Centre-Ville De – Montreal, QC @ Pouzza Fest
5/17/2014 The Central – Toronto, ON
5/18/2014 HvyHouse – Ottawa, ON
5/20/2014 Bar Le Megog – Sherbrooke, QC
5/21/2014 TBA – Burlington, VT
5/22/2014 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
5/23/2014 Even Flow – Bay Shore, NY w/ Maruta
5/25/2014 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
5/28/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA *
5/29/2014 Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC *
5/30/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte NC *
5/31/2014 611 – Frederick, MD *
6/01/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA *
6/02/2014 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA *
6/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA *
6/04/2014 American Legion Post 80 – Binghamton, NY *
6/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *
6/06/2014 Even Flow – Long Island, NY *
6/07/2014 Europa – Brooklyn, NY *
6/08/2014 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA *
6/09/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY *
6/10/2014 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI *
6/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH *
6/12/2014 Birdy’s – Indianapolis, IN *
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL *
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI *
6/15/2014 Bottom End Bar – Appleton, WI *
6/16/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN *
6/17/2014 TBA *
6/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO *
6/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN *
6/20/2014 Southport – New Orleans, LA *
6/21/2014 Dollhouse – Savannah, GA *
6/22/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL *
6/23/2014 Looseys – Gainesville, FL *
6/24/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
6/25/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL *
10/31/11/02/2014 The Fest 13 – Gainesville, FL [info]
[* w/ Eyehategod, Ringworm]

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INANIMATE EXISTENCE: Technical Death Metal Faction To Unleash Second LP Via Unique Leader; Album Teaser Posted

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

California technical death metal faction, INANIMATE EXISTENCE, who feature within their ranks members of Brain Drill and Son Of Aurelius, will unleash their sophomore effort, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement, this Summer via extreme metal merchants, Unique Leader Records.

Tracked by Max Zigman (Son of Aurelius, Smaragos) at Parade Outrageous in Santa Cruz and produced by Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement boasts eight conceptual tracks of progressive punishment. The follow-up to 2012’s Liberation Through Hearing, which MetalSucks championed for its “erie, psychedelic themes richly animated by the grandiose contrast between shamanic atmosphere and uncompromising brutality,” finds INANIMATE EXISTENCE’s signature, over-the-top compositions elevated to an entirely new level of profundity. Each movement marvels at its own innovative density as intricate guitar structures coil seamlessly around complex rhythms and infernal vocal tirades all the while maintaining an absorbing magnetism that draws exploratory listeners in with each new measure. The record includes several guest musicians who offer female vocal accents, clarinet, bass flute, harp, bongos and other nuances to the proceedings, only adding to the record’s already confounding depth.

A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement Track Listing:
1. Om Mani Padme Um
2. Omen
3. Bioluminescent Photophores
4. The Rune of Destruction
5. The Catacomb of Mirrors
6. Staring Through Fire
7. Out of Body Experience
8. Dueling Shadows

INANIMATE EXISTENCE’s A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement will be released on June 24th, 2014 via Unique Leader Records. Special preorder bundles will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, wrap your head around the album teaser below.

INANIMATE EXISTENCE:
Cameron Porras – Guitar/Vocals
Joel Guernsey – Guitar
Ron Casey – Drums (Brain Drill)
Riley McShane – Vocals (Son Of Aurelius)
Scott Bradley – Bass

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SERPENTINE PATH Debuts First Single From Sophomore Relapse LP

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Relapse Records has just released the first single to be released from the second LP from NYC morbid sludge metal kingpins, SERPENTINE PATH.

The highly anticipated follow-up to SERPENTINE PATH’s self-titled 2012 debut, Emanations is the band’s first studio venture featuring new second guitarist Stephen Flam, the mastermind behind NYC doom/death legends, Winter — aligned with founding members Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) and a triad of ex-Unearthly Trance members, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind). Capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment from this true underground all-star team, Emanations was recorded by Newman, as with their debut, after which it was mastered at Audiosiege, the album dredging forth the band’s most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet, and fittingly enshrouded by striking artwork by in-house Relapse artist Orion Landau.

“Disfigured Colossus” is the fourth of Emanations’ seven grueling tracks, and has been today released in several methods of dispersal, now playing at Youtube HERE and Soundcloud HERE.

Emanations will see release through Relapse on May 27th, 2014 on CD, LP and digital formats; preorders for the album can be placed HERE, and via iTunes HERE.

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MOUNT SALEM: Chicago Psychedelic Doom Conjurors Announce Headlining Tour

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Chicago psychedelic doom rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! The trek will pillage its way through select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes one-off shows in New Mexico and Arizona opening up for doom legends, Saint Vitus! MOUNT SALEM will be touring in support of their Endless EP.

Mega blog, Loudwire.com, recently featured an interview with vocalist/organist Emily Kopplin as part of their “Vital Vinyl” column. The column highlights Endless’ striking cover art, the band’s proclivity for vinyl, and more. Check out the entire interview and photos at THIS LOCATION.

MOUNT SALEM
5/01/2014 Township – Chicago, IL
5/02/2014 Dragonfly Lounge – Madison, WI
5/03/2014 JB’s Speakeasy – La Crosse, WI
5/04/2014 Chesterfield – Sioux City, IA
5/05/2014 The Bourbon – Lincoln, NE
5/06/2014 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO w/ Speedwolf
5/08/2014 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Saint Vitus, Sons of Huns
5/09/2014 Club Red – Tempe, AZ w/ Saint Vitus, Sons of Huns
5/10/2014 TBA – Los Angeles, CA
5/11/2014 The Makeout Room – San Francisco, CA
5/12/2014 Witch Room – Sacramento, CA
5/13/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR
5/15/2014 The shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT
5/16/2014 Future Shock – Frisco, CO
5/17/2014 Kung Fu Tap And Taco – Des Moines, IA

MOUNT SALEM is a four-piece psychedelic rock/doom metal band. They started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first debut EP, Endless, in the Spring of 2013. Taking influence from the classics like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, MOUNT SALEM play loud, heavy rock ‘n’ roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark, mysterious doom into their summonings, MOUNT SALEM systematically pull listeners into their sinister realm of sound; their lyrical imagery serving as a ride all its own. Metal Blade Records signed the band in the Summer of 2013 and recently released an extended version of Endless containing two additional, brand-new tracks.

“Endless feels like it’s trapped in the nightmarish head-space of a psychic medium on a bad trip.” — Mister Growl

“Whether you’re a fan of psychedelic rock, stoner rock or doom metal, there’s a little something for everybody on Mount Salem’s ‘Endless.’” — Loudwire

“Debut album, Endless, is an absolute monolith of a record that combines the sludgy, droning guitars of Iommi’s finest vintage with Emily’s shimmering vocals and epic Jon Lord-style organ rushes. It’s retro, yes, but it also sounds too exciting to be dismissed as simply revisionism.” — Metal Hammer

“You do not want to pass this one up. MOUNT SALEM have managed to set themselves apart with well-written songs, haunting vocals, killer riffs, and the right type of mood that is essential for crafting memorable metal.” — Verbicide

“For MOUNT SALEM, that uniqueness is unequivocally the monstrous vocal abilities of frontwoman Emily Kopplin – like holy balls, she has some pipes.” – Dead Rhetoric


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